she divides into a series of threes and fours. Even in the hand, where five appears, yet one of these, the thumb, is of entirely different rank from the rest. If the thumb were ranged as one of a row with the fingers, then the hand would have lost all its power and value as an instrument of skill. The five branches of the hand require a sixth part, the palm, as their constant pivot of action.
In all the objects of nature and in the works of man, the constitutent factors of twelve appear seven times as often as the factors :)f ten. These are conclusive proofs of the superior value of twelve as the scale-basis of arithmetic. Jf course, in adopting the series of twelves, we would require a new set of characters or digits to express the numbers. The author proposes to take tie twelve consonant characters of the new alphabet for these figures.
Thirty-five years since, the present writer devised